Like I mentioned earlier this week, I'm so excited to have a leg up on the holidays with this DIY! Inspired by these Kate Spade earrings, what I love about this version of DIY glitter earrings is using rhinestones in setting. By taking the stones out for the glitter, then popping them back in, the result is polished, rather than a big glittery blob.
While I used what I had on hand, with my stash of rhinestones and earrings backs (a DIYers equivalent of a well-stocked pantry!), you can easily pick-up a pack of jewel earrings on the cheap and open up the prongs the same way.
Tools and materials:
Rhinestones in setting
Earring posts and backs
Open up the prongs of the rhinestone setting using your fingernail or a pair of jewelry pliers and remove the stone. Use the brush to apply a layer of Mod Podge to the rhinestone.
Mix up the glitter in the small dish, then dip the Mod Podge side of the rhinestone in the glitter. Repeat the steps for the second rhinestone then let dry. Apply a second coat of Mod Podge and more glitter, if needed. You can also apply a layer of Mod Podge over the glitter as a sealant. Let dry according to directions.
While you're waiting for the first pair to dry, make yourself more in other colors! Put the dry rhinestone s back in their settings, then fold over the prongs. Glue the earring post to the back of the rhinestone setting with the super glue and let dry according to directions.
Ta-da! Get ready to sparkle!
PS- Want more fun with glitter? Check out this shoe tutorial (a TIMI throwback), this DIY ring and these DIY glitter barrettes (also perfect for holiday gift giving!)